Elon Musk Will Save Us All

Update 2022-05-02:

A note from the author: I’m keeping this post here for posterity, but I would like to state for the record that my opinions on Mr. Musk have changed. Since posting this, I learned that while Musk is promoting interesting and important ideas through his investing, he hasn’t been nearly as involved in the actual creation of these things as he would like us to believe. If pressed, I think I’d still say that the publicity and name-recognition brought to some of his projects is a net-positive — I doubt for instance that Tesla would’ve been as successful without his investment and promotion — I no longer believe he is as responsible for “saving us all” as I was when I initially wrote this.

Also, he has since become something of an internet troll, which has caused me to lose much respect for him.

I have a theory about Elon Musk: I believe he has foreseen the inevitable destruction of the human race through its continued ravaging of the Earth.

Musk plans to have SpaceX ready to usher humans off of this planet, and onto another (Mars? the Moon?). The technology though, is not there yet. What he needs is more time.

With Tesla, SolarCity, The Boring Company, and his version of the Hyperloop concept, he is helping the world become less dependent on fossil fuels — thereby delaying the inevitable destruction of this place we call home.

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date May 6th, 2016
tags environment, technology